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this going as well as it is because it's really a commitment to the economy of the whole region as to this particular project. having said that, the super bowl bid is an incredible thing and the strength of our bid is a collaboration of this whole region. this is how we think we will win this bid. this is not for any one particular city, it's us working together. not only on transportation issues, not only on cites, but all the hospitality that we have set. i want to thank all the regionals for working together. we want that super bowl xv very badly. we think we have the greatest opportunity to work for it and not only to win that bid, but to get ourselves in an incredible rotation for other super bowl hosting. we look at this long-term and it's the reasonable approach that will give us the strengths for the nfl to take into consideration. i want to be thankful for all the regions mayor's for joining us and the 49er organization. they brought us together at this time. it's going to be a great thing for san francisco. thank you. >> thank you for coming out. this is an amazing sit
home building numbers today too. >> that too. we're in a niche market. the u.s. has had their economy outperform other economies and i think it's a flight to safety relative to the u.s. markets on one hand and it's an unwind from the bond market and risk exposure going forward to rate changes on the other hand. so it's both a flight to safety as well as, you know, what's really going on domestically and people are looking at a twist now with the fed and what their posture will be heading forward. >> i'll be back, adobe earnings at the top of the hour. >> take care, maria. >> what do you think? we're finishing positive here. this market doesn't want to go up? you think some of that's short covering? >> i think that's what we're see right now. finishing up the day. right now people will have to play it cautiously. we haven't seen the end of the cyprus thing. we have some negotiating going on from russia. the impact of that, as you mentioned, is a little minor relative to the size and scope of them, but it's whether or not that moves into italy, spain, as we've all been talking about. >>
at the hp pavilion ahead of tomorrow's slate of games. >> the fans equal a win for san jose's economy. monte francis live in san jose where you spoke to downtown businesses with more on the economic impact. good morning, monte. >> marla, good morning. in 2010, this tournament generated about $20 million for san jose's economy. expectations this time around are just as high. as you said, college basketball fans from across the country flying into san jose for the tournament. hotels, bars, restaurants in downtown san jose are hoping to recover some of the money they lost with nhl lockout this past season. we're told right now many hotels in san jose are fully booked. when it comes to ncaa's impact on the local economy, there is a trickle down effect. the ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce says when the hotels are booked, that translates to more revenue for restaurants, bars, and cafes. >> the expectations are always high. obviously the economic impact can vary. i think the numbers we heard from 2010 were about $20 million in economic impact. so whenever you can bring people
stimulus continues to help the economy and lists believe he is likely to say the economy is better than it was weeks ago but he could mention the bailout to point out the risky economic situation. >>> hostess can sell and now a bankruptcy judge approved a deal and they still have to decide on the sale of other hostess brand including devil dogs and ring kings. >>> there is a new report about sugary drinks and where they rank for a health problem in the united states. >>> and we have a colorful celebration in the bay area, stay tuned for more news weather and traffic. . >>> carnival triumph was crippled by an engine fire leaving more than 4,000 people stranded but they will not be back until june 15th which means an extra 10 cruises will be canceled. >>> san francisco attorney wants the federal government to crack down on energy drinks. they are urging the fda to require the amount of caffeine to the put on the label. five deaths have been linked to the drinks and the company that makes the drinks say it is safe. >>> they have linked obesity to sugary drinks and the number comes from the
expect, eating and drinking the fans are doing a lot to stimulate the downtown economy. here is david louie. >> downtown san jose has bean teaming all day with game goers. one of the sports bars was packed at 10:30 in the morning. >> it's nonstop. all day long. all hands on deck. >> the fans were thirsty. beer was flowing continuously. the tabs kept mounting. san jose downtown association is says fans will pump one million dollars maybe more into the local economy. ken from boston ran down the numbers. he has tickets to all four games today. >> thousand dollars to fly down here, $500 for the tickets, two nights in a hotel, another $500, going out, $4,000. >> two brothers saw a golden gate golden opportunity to sell balloons. >> this will a weekend. >> couple hundred dollars? >> maybe around there. >> the scalpers are making a few bucks bu they avoided our camera. the games do no other thing can do, steady flow of people needing to drink and eat at certain times. business owners are ecstatic. number of pizzas they are selling. >> we are prepared to do those. so far we made up thousand
encouraging news for the recession battered bay area economy. some good signs of recovery. there is some growth. exception is san jose. david louie joins to us explain. >> some are suffering from a case ever sagging supply and demand. the number of flights operating here as dropped for the past five years. down 3% just in the past year which led to a kor spending nearly 1% drop in passenger traffic. $1.3 billion went into building a terminal b modernizing terminal a. this gets high marks for appearance and convenience. >> it's clean, nice. fast. and i live in san francisco. and you can get back and north a cab. sometimes you get stuck in traffic. it's not faster. >> you can tell from a few shuttered restaurants that the expanded airport isn't operating anywhere close to capacity. eight million passengers flew and n.and out last year. a new common used lounge called the club is an example of the facilities built to draw more passengers. good news is that virgin america is coming to san jose in may. and al-nippon plans to resume tokyo flights. >> we have tremendous capacity here and we're
housing economy and these are good times for the south bay and now we have march madness on top of it. the games of course here at hp pavilion but ripple effects will be felt throughout downtown san jose. welcome to the ground floor of march madness. literally. crews hammering in the basketball court that will host teams from around the country here at hp pavilion while the cooking staff is prepared to handle the rush of basketball players, fans and officials. >> we anticipate being sold out for the next four nights with reservations and dinner parties. we have several private dining rooms that are also booked for officials and special dinners and things like that. >> reporter: downtown restaurants, hotels and other businesses will all benefit from the tournament. >> it's an honor for us to host this event again. >> reporter: while the arena which just had the floor shipped in from ncaa headquarters will have its moment in the spotlight too. >> it showcases itself well. it looks great on tv. we have a full service staff here that works with the ncaa. so those are the reasons why we're
a statement side saying the economy has strengthened but still needs support toey lower unemployment. it plans to keep interest rates low until unemployment falls to 6.5%. the rate is now at a now year low at 7.7%. >> this will also help push for stocks. nasdaq rose. >>> shopping made easier, the new program, major big box retails preparing to offer in the south bay. >>> in heyward, the downtown hoop is getting some action. the project wrapped up, converted several major two way streets to one way streets. the cities it's received e-mails both praising and criticizing it. the drivers aren't n place aren't enough, some drivers say. the cities it's working on it. >> the concern is having valid with the changes that have been made not having the signs up to make it a little bit more confusing for people to recognize where they are, for the landmarks, and in the other direction, it makes it easier. >> some businesses say they were affected when construction started but it's slowly getting better. >>> there's a new round of controversial ads coming to san francisco with antimuslim messages. the new
or the kids fun run. it helps the city's economy and it is good for the city's morale. >> across the country i have seen these marathons have an opportunity to bring the community together. >> after the races the public is invited to the celebration village for live music, food, drinks, games and an award ceremony. >>> a nice day today. temperatures warmed up. temperatures across the country that aren't warm. on the east coast. ohio valley tomorrow, in that area, flight delays. for us, winds, gale warming in effect till 3:00 tomorrow. wind gusts could get up over 40 miles per hour off shore. be prepared for gusty winds. especially north. these are the temperatures for right now. 66 in antioch. 66 in fairfield. we had upper 60s and low 70s today in the warmest spots. most cities low 60s. temperatures tomorrow warm further. 69 fairfield. 67 napa. 65 morgan hill. highs tomorrow come up another 5 degrees. sunday, warmer still. saturday and sunday, warmer still. over night lows, 30s and 40s. nice looking bay area, 72 hours, we have rain in the forecast, but it is down the road, middle of next week.
in an estimated $20 million to the local economy. we were hoping that cal would advance but unfortunately lost to memphis. >> yeah last 30 seconds of that st. mary's game was heartbreaking but exciting at the same time. >> yes. >>> time is 4:49. you will be watching? >> i'm telling you man, cal tried to give that game back by missing free throws. are you kidding me? there was a little bit of yelling at my house. >> i would have them stand there and make 20 for every one they missed. >> you were reading twitter. that's what they said. we do have some traffic trouble out there in some areas. 80 westbound looks pretty good. eastbound 80 i see a couple flashing lights. i do want to mention that in social security lee toe southbound 101 just before the waldo tunnel a large bolder rolled down the hill and hit an suv. southbound 101 there is a boulder out there. if you know the area it came off that hill there. we'll let you know more about that. let's take a look at the bay bridge it's light at this time in the morning with no major problems. we're also looking at 280 northbound. 280 northbound and
board before the rest of economy class. is it worth it for you? the program is being tested at airports in texas, maryland, virginia and florida. >>> it's been a long time coming after a year and a half of anticipation. the blackberry z-10 hit stores today. the redesigned touch screen blackberry is available through at&t. verizon, t-mobile and sprint versions will be able in the coming weeks. it allows users to have multiple apps open just like a computer desktop. a new keyboard blackberry is coming in two to three months. >>> in health matters, norovirus is now the biggest cause of severe stomach troubles for young kids. researchers at the centers for disease control reviewed data on more than 140,000 children under the age of 5 who visited a doctor for acute gastroenteritis. norovirus is highly contagious and spread through close contact with sick people and contaminated food. >>> another reason to avoid sodium. harvard researchers have linked excess salt consumption to more than two million deaths worldwide in 2010. the doctors analyzed more than 200 studies looking at the sodium int
million to the local economy. we were hoping that cal would advance but unfortunately lost to memphis. >> yeah last 30 seconds of that st. mary's game was heartbreaking but exciting at the same time. >> yes. >>> time is 4:49. you will be watching? >> i'm telling you man, cal tried to give that game back by missing free throws. are you kidding me? there was a little bit of yelling at my house. >> i would have them stand there and make 20 for every one they missed. >> you were reading twitter. that's what they said. we do have some traffic trouble out there in some areas. 80 westbound looks pretty good. eastbound 80 i see a couple flashing lights. i do want to mention that in social security lee toe southbound 101 just before the waldo tunnel a large bolder rolled down the hill and hit an suv. southbound 101 there is a boulder out there. if you know the area it came off that hill there. we'll let you know more about that. let's take a look at the bay bridge it's light at this time in the morning with no major problems. we're also looking at 280 n
reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured values, the newest way to enjoy subway every day! subway. eat fresh. >>> some popular bay area supermarkets are pushing back against genetically-engineered seafood. alex savidge tells us about the safety concerns behind this growing national movement. >>> whole foods market an
. march madness is coming to town this week. we have a ground floor look at how this city and the economy is getting ready. there are renovation projects and then there is this. crews laying down the floor where march madness will happen inside hp pavilion. >> and a feather in the cap for this building. >> reporter: putting the arena in the national spot light with teams and fans from all over the country to follow. >> we are going to be showcasing our building on tv to a national audience. that is great exposure for the building and the city of san jose to showcase as not only a great athletic city but one of the great in the united states. >> reporter: the benefits will be felt outside hp pavilion. downtown san jose restaurants and hotels will be packed this week. >> we will be sold out starting tomorrow through saturday. >> reporter: as visitors pour money into a south bay economy that has been on a tech fuelled housing boosted roll. >> we anticipate being sold out with reservations and dinner parties. we have several private dining rooms booked for officials and special dinners and st
it has had to close, the local economies are devastated. >> reporter: so cal tran will be hold colding a ribbon cutting ceremony. the official unvailing at 11:00 this morning here at the two tunnels. it will feature lawmakers that hope to push this project along over the years. by the way it's important to point out this is not an event that is open to the public. then what will happen is after that ribbon cutting ceremony there will be last minute road reconfiguration work that crews will have to do. and later on today possibly first thing tomorrow morning the two tunnels will be open to the public to drive through. live this morning near pacifica alex savidge. >> 6:07. sal, you know we all have met kathy one of our regular tweeters. >> she is going to be very excited. she is going to report to us and let us know. >> i would be excited too. because you know it will be a lot safer to drive through there. especially in the wintertime. let's take a look we've been watching highway 101 this morning and highway 1 and highway 280 the whole thing. it is moving along very nicely if you are dr
, the local economies are devastated. >> reporter: so cal tran will be hold colding a ribbon cutting ceremony. the official unvailing at 11:00 this morning here at the two tunnels. it will feature lawmakers that hope to push this project along over the years. by the way it's important to point out this is not an event that is open to the public. then what will happen is after that ribbon cutting ceremony there will be last minute road reconfiguration work that crews will have to do. and later on today possibly first thing tomorrow morning the two tunnels will be open to the public to drive through. live this morning near pacifica alex savidge. >> 6:07. sal, you know we all have met kathy one of our regular tweeters. >> she is going to be very excited. she is going to report to us and let us know. >> i would be excited too. because you know it will be a lot safer to drive through there. especially in the wintertime. let's take a look we've been watching highway 101 this morning and highway 1 and highway 280 the whole thing. it is moving along very
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on they are going to try to privatize it. we don't want that. we cannot allow that to happen. >> with the economy improving, we're seeing the mail coming back a little bit slowly. what we've lost is bill paying. people pay bills online. it's free, convenient. that won't come back. we've reacted in a responsible way. >> he said they never laid anyone off. they used buyouts and other methods to reduce manpower. they are looking into using smart phones, package delivery options, testing a system where say you order by 9:00 a.m. and get package delivered by noon, he says the postal will be viable for the next 10 years. reporting live, christie smith. >>> a memorial growing in santa rosa today for a 14-year-old boy killed in a crash at a raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop in santa rosa. friends bringing flowers and candles and balloons to the front door leaving messages of support for the family. he was killed saturday night when a car on the the raceway lost control and slammed into the pit crew. the car was driven by his 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total
that they are concerned about their retirement savings, even in a rebounding economy. according to a new survey by the employee benefit research institute: 28% of americans are not confident about their retirement savings. the highest that numbers have been 23 years. more than double was back in 2007, when only 10 percent of americans were worried about having enough for their golden years. additionally, nearly half of the respondents say that they were either " not too confident " or " not at all confident " about the actual amount they have saved. surprisingly, a majority are reporting their savings and investments are less than $25,000, which many have been less than $1,000 available. >> a palestinian girl many view as a hero has returned to school for the first time, since she was attacked by television and militants. malala yousufzai shot in the head last october, because of her support for girls' education. she is not attending school in england, where she has been receiving medical treatment. she is excited to get back into the classroom. >> i want to learn how to bring a change in the w
stock price. the federal reserve chairman says the u.s. economy strengthened but needs the fed's help to keep interest rates low. the fed agreed to keep a $85 billion plan in place. >> now, wall street glad to hear hear thachl the dow shot up 55 points today up 11% since the first of the year. >> and safeway announced a money saving partnership in place for a couple weeks. you can now use your rewards points to get a discount of up to 20 cents a gallon. >> taking that home would be helpful. >> a local film maker once reserved for multi million dollar movie autos he said it's gear anyone can buy. >>> police on the peninsula zeroed in on two plus busy sections of el camino real today looking for drivers. you can see here how this narrowly missing being hit by cars. motorcycle officers then raced into traffic to stop drivers. >> locations identified with data. they're also identified by citizen complaints or business complaints. >> what can i say? you know? i said i did. you know? what i can i do? >> police say it took a strumpk driver off the streets. they arrested the man in fen low pa
stood by its plans to boost the economy. here are today's closing numbers. the dow was up 56 points. it briefly traded at an all-time high today. the nasdaq rose 25 points. and the s-and-p - was up 10 points. >> the senate has passed a huge spending bill to fund the government through the end of september. the bill would avoid a partial federal shutdown at the end of the month. a vote tomorrow in the house would send the measure to the president for his signature. it includes funding for the day-to-day operating budgets of every cabinet agency, and another 87- billion dollars for military operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the unemployment rate for veterans dropped last year, according to a new labor report. but veterans still lag behind non-veterans in the job market. the jobless rate for veterans who served in the military since the 9-11 terror attacks dropped by two percent in 2012. >> rising gas prices are really taking a chunk out of people's monthly budgets. but now a bay area grocer is working with a local oil company -- to reduce prices at gas stations across northern ca
start the economy. it's suffering from low-grade deflation. let's check in on our numbers this morning. gains across the board yesterday for the dow. the nasdaq and the s and p and pulling up the latest futures which indicate slightly higher opening for the dow and the s and p. a drop on the nasdaq. more on the stocks to watch. one hit, hp held onto his position. they signal their displeasure over the $11 billion deal. four other board members have been criticized for one of the most expensive acquisitions in years. >>> one big tv network getting ready to shake up one of the longest, running tv shows, that could include a change of scenery. >>> an anniversary on alcatraz. what happened on the rock 50 years ago today. >>> jimmy fallon, steve allen, the network says it hasn't signed a deal yet with jimmy fallon. no specific timetable for the changes but most of the insiders say it's going to happen before the fall of next year. >>> another lawsuit tied to a teenage sex scandal claiming that the the voice of elmo through a crystal meth sex party for teenage boys he's now the 4th plan to s
yesterday as the federal reserve stood by its plan to boost the economy. off here is a look at the closing numbers. the dow was up 56 points. it briefly traded at an all- time high today. the nasdaq rose 25 points. the s&p was up by 10 points. >> youtube says that more than 1 billion people are now visiting its online video site each month to watch everything from clips of contents to scenes of social unrest from the world. the milestone was announced yesterday and marks another step in youtubes evolution from a startup that was launched in 2005 to one of the most in florence to forces in today's media. youtube hits the billion mark of five months after facebook said that is on my social network reached that figure for the first time. google purchased youtube back in 2006 from $1.7 billion. when the video side had an estimated 50 million users worldwide. >> the guy who has bought silicon valley startup "jybe " so it can bring back five of their former engineers to help the internet company build better mobile applications. " tojybe " is a mobile service that gathers the peoples of recom
: what does this do for oakland's economy? >> last year the economic impact was about $4 million. we expect it to be a little bit more this year. and also there is always the charity piece. number of charities are involved once again. we expect the race probably in the neighborhood of $400,000 for charity. >> reporter: you've got people coming here taking part in this race from all over the down from industry and the united states. the full marathon is the first race that will kick off here. that will happen a half hour from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first pal
plagued by mudslides, rockslide, slip out. every time is at the close, the local economies have been devastated. this tunnel is a solution to a long-term problem. >> a rockslide a been a problem ever since highway one open up in 1937. more than 70 years and $149 million later, caltrans says drivers finally have a reliable way to get through this treacherous 1.3 mi. stretch of road. >> 7068 am and we will take a quick break and be back with headlines in just a moment. a live look at the san mateo bridge where traffic is moving all right. what's truly amazing about mercedes new mbrace2 system... is i can follow all my sports... catch the latest breaking news... keep in touch with friends... follow the financial headlines... find a great restaurant... and with siriusxm i can get weather forecasts... all from here. in my mercedes-benz. [ male announcer ] introducing mbrace2. the most comprehensive cloud-based telematics system on the road. it's your world, from your car. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. start arwith the best. use usonly natural ingredient. makema something original. g
systems are go. ♪ >>> a bailout deal has turned to worry about the european economy. one analyst says europe still needs a long economic fix. >>> aaa reports gas prices are down slightly as more gas prices come back on-line with summer blend gas. as usual san francisco has the highest average price locally at $4.14 a gallon. $4.03 in oakland, san jose and santa rosa. those prices are down about a quarter from this time last year. >>> fedex made a giant overnight delivery in toronto this morning carrying two pandas from china. the pandas, a male and female will be on loan to the canadians for 10 years. the first five years at the zoo in toronto, the second five in calgary. the canada prime minister and china's prime minister were on happened to greet the pandas when they arrived. a police escort accompanied them to the zoo. we've learned two people were killed in a crash along highway 4 just after 10:00. a and we're told witnesses jumped into the water to try and save them. crews are talking to veriors and trying to find some of the witnesses. the latest at 5:00. >>> thank you for tr
a slow tart with worries about cyprus, a small country, small economy, but it plans to tax people's bank accounts their deposits because of their budget problems. that is raising new concerns about the stability of the european banking system and probably some worse on wall street, especially as we are up here near record highs and we are trading lower across the board and the silicon valley index down on the day so far. the fattest moving real estate market in the country shows the number homes uncontract in 24 hours or less, and the past five months, phoenix has 540 of the so-called flash sales, the most of many, and hoes is -- san jose is the 15th highest. the inventory shortage and higher buyer demand is fueling the instant sales and los angeles has more coming in at 7th and sacramento at eight. live from the new york stock exchange for your news. exchange for your news. >> the morning newsys of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the
who believe the fed will keep stimulating the economy by leaving near record low interest rates where they are. that's despite a strengthening u.s. economy and rising home prices. new this morning, the congress department announced home starts were up in february. construction rose at its second fastest pace in four and a half years and there is a positive sign for future construction as building permit requests jumped more than 4.5%. that's the most since june of 2008. >>> developing news. we're finding out more about last night's explosion in nevada that killed seven marines. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom to tell us exactly what happened. >> reporter: we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened but the pentagon has confirmed that at least seven marines were killed, seven others injured during a training exercise last night. it happened at the hawthorne army depot in nevada, not far from the california boder. 145 miles southeast of -- border, 145 miles southeast of re knee. it's used to -- reno. it's used to train forces. we have new video of some of the injured marin
the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know,
. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured values, the newest way to enjoy subway every day! subway. eat fresh. >>> some popular bay area supermarkets are pushing back against genetically-engineered seafood. alex savidge tells us about the safety concerns behind this growing national movement. >>> whole foods market and trader joe's are among the more
, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much better than it was yesterday. we have slow downs obviously. let's take a look at the bay bridge. earlier minor crash. didn't last for too long. but the metering lights were turned on and slowed down for a bit. so it's a little worse than it normally is. backed up to the mc arthur maze. 30-35 minute delay. if there are no other problems on the bridge, this will begin to wind out and by 8:00 see an improvement. this morning's commute has been busy on 880 between hayward and fremont. we're talking about the livermore valley as well. westbound 580 slowing coming in over the pass. but no problems into castro valley. let'
? >> reporter: will drivel through the local economy. $20million every time the ncaa comes to town. this is the third time in seven years. >> 15, 17 hours a day, we've been here in the building. we love it. it's march madness, it's fantastic. >> reporter: with ice hockey a shortened season, six basketball games over today and saturday are especially welcome. for cal, it's almost like a home court. >> fans are so close to the action. it creates a terrific atmosphere. >> reporter: loud too at local bars and restaurants, where the games dominate tv. >> cardinal fans, rams fans, th st. louis got their win, then watched all day. >> i can't believe how clean and beautiful the city is. everybody that we've seen has been so great to us. even the opposing team. >> especially the first two days of the ncaa tournament. a lot of upsets. you can hear the buzz, and people are pretty fired up here. >> reporter: once a cal player, now a fan, this dad paid $100 a ticket. >> i've only been here to see madonna. never been here for a sporting event. it's clean, high-tech. we're in silicon valley, it's
: the money spent on basketball -- >> is that all for you? >> reporter: will drivel through the local economy. $20million every time the ncaa comes to town. this is the third time in seven years. >> 15, 17 hours a day, we've been here in the building. we love it. it's march madness, it's fantastic. >> reporter: with ice hockey a shortened season, six basketball games over today and saturday are especially welcome. for cal, it's almost like a home court. >> fans are so close to the action. it creates a terrific atmosphere. >> reporter: loud too at local bars and restaurants, where the games dominate tv. >> cardinal fans, rams fans, and big billikens fans. >> reporter: this couple from st. louis got their win, then watched all day. >> i can't believe how clean and beautiful the city is. everybody that we've seen has been so great to us. even the opposing team. >> especially the first two days of the ncaa tournament. a lot of upsets. you can hear the buzz, and people are pretty fired up here. >> reporter: once a cal player, now a fan, this dad paid $100 a ticket. >> i've only been here to see ma
was pumped into the local economy. by the way, the game between cal and syracuse scheduled for 6:40 saturday night. >>> the sea otter exhibit at the aquarium opens tomorrow. they will be able to see
to the local economy. >> especially the first two days of the ncaa tournament, a lot of upsets, you can hear all the buzz. people are pretty fired up here. fun environment. good couple of days for sure. >> it wasn't all good news for bay area teens. while cal advanced, st. mary's lost to memphis, almost coming back, 54-52, the final score. a tipoff scheduled for 6:40 tomorrow night. the 12th seat, definitely the underdogs. syracuse pounded montana, 81- 34. wow, the other big upset i have to mention, harvard seeded 14 14th, upset 3rd seat new mexico. harvard has only been in march madness three times, and this is the only time they've won. >> time now, 7:55. sal, i need you to behave yourself during this next game. >> okay. i will. i will. >>> good morning, everybody. let's go outside. i want to talk about the traffic that's getting busier to the commute. northbound, seeing people showing up past the coliseum. also, the bay bridge toll plaza we have a backup that's getting better. we had a slowup but now it's getting better. 880 is slow this morning, although that's improving well on the way
. the event is estimated to deliver $31 million to san francisco's economy. >> so there could be parking issues in san francisco, right? >> that is right, downtown. >> still ahead in our 6:00 hour, the hearing underway in italy that could end with american amanda knox return dog percent. >> three people are shot at a san francisco nightclub over the weekend and now a decision will be made about the future of the club. >> prince harry is getting ready for his first united u.s. visite >> the san francisco entertainment commission will decide whether a south of market nightclub can we open after three people were shot there yesterday afternoon. the bay area news group reports that the most seriously injured victim was a man in his 30's has been up graded to stable condition. the violence started with a fight inside the club at 1:00 o'clock on sunday morning. a victim was shot inside the club but the shooting continues outside the club where a second victim was shot. the third victim was found in a parking lot half a mile away. so far, no arrests have been made. >> the 13th largest city in t
economy. >> we have new details released into prince harry's next trip to the united states, seen here flying a helicopter will arrive may 9 and stay for about a week. harry will visit arlington, virginia, colorado, connecticut, and new jersey and visit troops at walter reed medical center and victims of super storm sandy, but noticeably absent from the royal's itinerary is las vegas and not coming to california. dads, you do not need to lock up your daughters. >> 6:47, new this morning, the dow is up following the cyrus bailout. >> word of caution if you are thinking of taking out a student loan for one of your children. jane king is live in the new york stock exchange with more for us. jane? >> good morning, it is that time of year when student whose is been admitted to college find out how much financial aid they are getting or not. if you borrow do finance a college education, make sure you have a plan to pay off the debt when you take out the loan. cited in the "wall street journal", a company says parents should not borrow more than they can pay back in ten years and avoid plus l
-buying stimulus continues to help the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says
economy. by the way, the game between cal and syracuse scheduled for 6:40 saturday night. >>> the sea otter exhibit at the aquarium opens tomorrow. they will be able to see the endangered animal swim, eat, and play. and some serve as sere gate mothers to abandoned otter pups. >>> another little cute furry guy. an indictment was filed against punxsutawney phil. a prosecutor in ohio is accusing phil of lying to the whole country. in february phil predicted that spring would come early. many states are still seeing snow. the indictment is a little tongue and cheek. >>> we want to show you this live. president obama right there live just about to leave israel. heading to jordan. he's at the airport in tel aviv. he just spent 20 minutes meeting with benjamin netanyahu. the president is about to leave israel. heading to jordan. we'll have all the details coming up. >>> let's go back over to sal as we get closer to 7:00. >> we are looking at the toll plaza. there is a little bit of a wave here pam and dave westbound. it's not bad. if you are drivin
's the view of economists who believe the fed will keep stimulating the economy by leaving near record low interest rates where they are. that's despite a strengthening u.s. economy and rising home prices. new this morning, the congress department announced home starts were up in february. construction rose at its second fastest pace in four and a half years and there is a positive sign for future construction as building permit requests jumped more than 4.5%. that's the most since june of 2008. >>> developing news. we're finding out more about last night's explosion in nevada that killed seven marines. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom to tell us exactly what happened. >> reporter: we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened but the pentagon has confirmed that at least seven marines were killed, seven others injured during a training exercise last night. it happened at the hawthorne army depot in nevada, not far from the california boder. 145 miles southeast of -- border, 145 miles southeast of re knee. it's used to -- reno. it's used to t
questions on the economy but what investors really want to know if he's going to continue with economic stimulus. natalie? >> jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange, thank you. >>> a routine stop gave police officers the fright of their lives. officers approached a man sitting in his parked car, said accidentally hit and killed a deer, stowing it in his trunk. the officers asked to see it, and as you saw, when they opened the trunk the young deer jumped out alive, he made a break for it, darted off to freedom in a nearby forest. surprise. still alive. go, little deer, go, go. >> oh my gosh. >> be free. a nightmare about that last night. >> meanwhile we have missed a huge story. >> it's breaking. did you know about this one? >> spring has sprung. >> look at us. >> we look like a bouquet here. >> color of easter eggs. >> a reality check. that's us right there in full color. >> that's our plaza. spring may not be in the air but it is on the plaza. we'll get outside and enjoy some of the flowers later on. >> there's still snow on the ground. i can't even believe it's spring. >> we'
of cypress as a way to save their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. >>> today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other. >>> the republican party plans to change itself after what happ
.s. not charged at this point. now to the story threatening the global economy and affecting stocks here at home. outrage is growing in the small nation of cyprus. the government would seize 10% of the people's bank accounts for the bailout. banks are shut down to prevent people from withdraws their savings. >>> here at home, a computer glitch set off a panic for chase customers. when they checked the balances in their accounts, they saw this. the bank says it was there error. the problem is resolved. >> good news. i thought it was just me. >>> now to winter's blast. snow and ice hitting so much of the country. with an update of sorts, sam champion, the man we're blaming this morning. >> let's show you how much the entire eastern coast of the country, enveloped in the country. up to 10 inches of snow up to 2 feet in the mountains of new england. more than 360 storm reports in the south. most of them big, big hailstones and powerful winds. the pictures out of mississippi. the last few places to pick up snow this morning. from northern new york state to burlington, maine. the entire state of massa
plans to boost the economy. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow was up 56 points. it briefly traded up an all-time high today. the nasdaq rose to defy point. that isn't he was up 10 points. >> youtube says more than 1 billion people are now visiting it on my video side is much to watch everything from clips of kittens to scenes of social unrest around world. a milestone was announced as today marks another step in youtubes evolution from a startup launched in 2005 to one the most influential forces in today's media. youtube hits the billion mark five months earlier after facebook said its on my social network reached the figure for the first time. goggle purchase youtube back in 2006 for $1.7 billion on the video side had an estimated 50 million users worldwide. >> yahoo rought back to look on valley startup jybe so it could bring back five of its former engineer to help internet company build better mobile applications. it is a mobile service that debt is your recommendation about food and entertainment. the deal was about yesterday's and marks yahoos for acquisition of a
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